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the two suspects in the deadly oakland warehouse fire appeared in court... both facing charges involta > now noon r the first time together the two suspects in the deadly oakland warehouse fire appeared in court both facing charges of malaught. good aerno, i'm michel griego i'm karny chovo y e men arlue defendntants in t ghost ship warehouse fire where 36 people died. as kpix 5's anne makovec
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reports, their attorneys gave a preview of their defense strategies to come. >> reporter: the defendants appeared in court together for the first time together but didn't make a plea. s ofjail on $1 million garch bonds. >> perverse to try mr. harris or charge him for these crimes. >> reporter: max harris' attorney who we heard from today is blaming the building's owner. harris was a tenant in the ghost ship warehouse and helped plan the december 2 party that waunder y wafire broke out trapping people on a makeshift second floor. 36 people died. >> mr. harris was one of the many people there that was lucky enough to get out. he should be treated no differently than any other person who was struggling to pay the rent at that building. >> reporter: derick almena was the master tenant accused of turning it into a housing and
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party space without the proper permits or safety systems. his attorney blames the landlord, the city and the utility provider and he says he expects almena will take the stand to testify in his own defense. >> when the trial finally comes, it will be a very conflicting and adversarial and hostile environment in court. >> reporter: supporters of max harris and family members of the victim appeared in court today where our cameras were not allowed. both defendants are expected in court again on july 7 where they may finally enter a plea. in oakland, anne makevoc, kpix 5. new at noon, we're learning the chp has made several arrests in the freeway beating of a lyft driver in san francisco earlier this year. kpix 5's allen martin is live in the newsroom with the latest. allen. >> reporter: michelle, the incident which happened in march involved a group of dirt bikers who surrounded and beat up that driver on highway 101. chp conducted a series of raids at four homes in san francisco
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early wednesday morning. they arrested three men. 33-year-old johnson, 25-year- old rodriguez, and 19-year-old williams. you can see officers also removing dirt bikes from the homes. police say the suspects attacked him and left him with serious injuries. cell phone video captured it. the driver of the white car had a brush with the bikers and as he pulled over he was boxed in by the group and beaten severely. >> what was obviously very helpful were the videos that were taken bypassing motorists that were given to us. we reviewed those. we then talked, we went back then and talked to some of the officers involved, who previously seen some of these parties and were able to make positive identifications. insan orter: the three suspectsh cisco be hecounty jail, g they do face charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, battery and vandalism. police say they are still looking for a fourth suspect.
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live in the newsroom, allen martin, kpix 5. a live look now outside in dublin. the bay area definitely heating up this weekend. robertis here with a look at the triple-digit temperatures ahead. >> one thing i'm noticing there by that view, the air quality is looking decent still. hi, everybody. let's go outside now. checking out the sea er 9. you can see it waving, offshore breeze at this time. the heat is on. then we have a little faint layer of fog drifting above the golden gate bridge. the temperatures at the coast will be cool. 63 in san francisco compared to 94 degrees at this rosa. ur it is in the 80s in san jose. 87 livermore. later today numbers stacking up at the 60s in the beaches. 70s in san francisco, 80s fremont. 90s inland. wherever you see the yellow that's most the bay area we have a heat watch that goes
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into effect on saturday through monday. the red areas contra costa county into the sacramento valley, temperatures will top off in the triple digits. still ahead, the hottest day to come. that will be featured in just a couple of minutes. new at noon, president trump is making good on a campaign promise to modify the relationship between the u.s. and cuba. this morning, he boarded air force one for miami where he delivered a speech before the cuban-american community. the president said he plans to enforce the ban on tourism enforced embargo and keep as many u.s. dollars as possible away from the cuban government. >> therefore, effective immediately, i am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with cuba. [ applause and cheers ] >> president trump was joined by vice president mike pence, florida senator marco rubio and florida's governor. also today president trump is confirming he is under investigation by the special
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counsel probing alleged russian interference in the 2016 election as well as possible collusion between the president's associates and moscow. mola lenghi has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president trump's frustration with the russia investigation spilled over on twitter again friday. he wrote: >> thursday night the "washington post" reported special counsel robert mueller muller is now investigating the finances and business dealings e jared kushner the us presidenadt'vis sesor.n- kushner's attorney responded by saying, it would be standard practice to examine financial records and he will comply with any requests from investigators. president trump says the russia investigation fake news and insists the real story is the leaks of classified information. shortly after the "washington post" report, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein issued a statement saying, americans should be skeptical about
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anonymous allegations. it was rosenstein who delivered a letter critical of james comey's actions as fbi director before president trump fired comey. it was also rosenstein who named the special counsel to investigation. ussia president trump fired off another morning tweet saying, i am being investigate for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch hunt! cbs news has confirmed vice president mike pence has hired a lawyer to represent him as the russia investigation widens. mola lenghi for cbs news, the white house. new at noon, the 20-year- old massachusetts woman accused of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. michelle carter stood as the judge announced that he sided with prosecutors. they say she urged her boyfriend to poison himself by inhaling carbon monoxide from his truck. the judge said that carter admitted in her text that she did not call police, his parents or tell her boyfriend to get out of the truck.
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the judgment could set a legal precedent for whether or not it's a trial to tell someone to commit suicide. today was the first meeting of a bipartisan task force in washington on sexual violence. a roundtable was held on capitol hill to address problems investigating sexual assault including a backlog of untested rape kits. one woman announced that since 2010, 30 states have enacted some type of reform on rape kits. >> i know you join me in depending the jurisdictions that are taking responsibility for reforms and together, we are committed to raising awareness around those who have not. >> she says there is still a lot to be done. california representative jackie speier agrees. >> i wish we would have as many men in this room as we have women in this room because this
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issue will not be fully addressed until we have a complete understanding by both sexes of what really goes on. >> there's a bill on rape kits at the california state capital right now. it would track the number of untested rape kits in each county. supporters say the data will allow the state to know the extent of the problem and provide more resources where they are needed. the isse n joene diol. ic a new batch of recruits starts today and as kpix 5's jessica flores ports,city leaders are calling it the rebirth of the department. >> reporter: 54 san jose police recruits donning their khaki uniforms filled up the training room. a rare sight when just a year ago, the department graduated a class of 7 officers. >> again, it's great to see you in the uniform. >> reporter: it's the largest class in 10 years. chief garcia says the battles over pension and pay reduced
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staffing to mid-1980s levels. >> this police department needed to become competitive again with competitive wages and fair pension reform to get us where we need to be and that's what's happened. >> reporter: mayor sam liccardo says the city and unions negotiated a deal and puts them on a path to rebuild. >> we are here because we're proud to commemorate the rebih. sjpd is back. >> reporter: with the start of this newest class, the san jose police department now has more than 100 recruits in the training process. the department is authorized to have about 1100 officers. and if the entire new class graduates, it would bring the total officers to 983. currently officers are working mandatory overtime to fill the gap. so the chief's advice to the new class? graduate. >> get in those books, study. i can tell you there's 54 in there. there's 54 midnight officers that can't wait for them to graduate. >> reporter: in san jose, jessica flores, kpix 5. ♪[ music ]♪ still ahead, amazon buying
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whole foods in a multi-billion- dollar deal. what it could mean for customers moving forward. >> plus, no boarding pass, no passport needed. how some airlines are now testing facial recognition to speed up the process of getting you on the plane.
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foods in a 13- point-4 billion- dollar deal. the deal takes pressure off internet giant amazon has agreed to buy whole foods in a $13.4 billion deal. the deal takes pressure off whole foods, which has been seeing sluggish stock prices and kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks says the deal could be good news for grocery shoppers. >> reporter: amazon could theoretically cut prices significantly at whole foods a company that's been dogged by being called whole paycheck for many years now. and that could really ramp up
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sales at whole foods but it could also take a huge chunk of business away from a lot of other competitors. >> the deal amplify's amazon competition with walmart, which dominates in brick and mortar and is behind on the e-commerce side of sales. soon your face may be the only thing you need to get on a flight. u.s. customs and jetblue want -- they are testing facial recognition technology in boston to see if it makes boarding faster. it snaps a photo, compares it to a government database of passport pictures and if approved you just board. meantime, delta is testing a facial recognition bag drop at minneapolis airport. it's also testing facial recognition at boarding gates in new york and atlanta. there is no need wetoend. but today it's pretty nice. >> you may want to think about staying indoors in town this weekend because the heat is on! hi, everybody! veou a look right now. ererliea wtha am
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out from our kpix 5 studios. due east towards mount diablo. a good 45 miles away. the air quality is decent due to a significant breeze. this is the scene right now at the golden gate bridge. you can see that the flag is on the fly. so pretty variable from an onshore push to offshore. lots of tourists out there enjoying the view in this early afternoon hour. you want 70s? right now it's in san francisco and in oakland. how about 80s? redwood city, livermore, and san jose. we're already at 94 degrees. that's hot. in santa rosa at lunchtime. the coast certainly has not been clear. we have pick up some stratus in the form of low clouds and fog pushing onshore earlier. it's now wiped away revealing ample sunshine from the beaches to our inland areas. weather watcher time from orinda through novato, vallejo, redwood city, all sporting temperatures 80s and in the low 90s. thanks for checking in. you had to come out of the heat to check in with us indoors this afternoon. high pressure is firmly building into the western states and temperatures are
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going up, humidity goes down. so does the air quality. it is now 91 going up to 99 in sacramento. 61 up to 67 in monterey bay. we're in the low 70s in the greater lake tahoe area. we have 80s all weekend there. our temperatures, the beaches 60s through the period. 70s, 80s around the bay. up to 90 redwood city. we have 90s to 99 today, in brentwood. everywhere, where you see a color, that's about all nine counties around the bay area, a watch and a warning goes into effect tomorrow through monday for the heat. 8:33 sunset. it begins to cool. but temperatures meanwhile go up tomorrow. 101 in inland areas, 104 father's day, triple roh wednes prolonged weather period really taxes your system, pets and plants. alameda county fair, triple digits over the weekend. san mateo fair is in town also some good eat there is at 90. our oakland a's menaea on the mound for the good guys,
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superior weather. we have fireworks after the game at 73 degrees. go, a's! meanwhile, hey, michelle, you know i'm a big time raiders fan but we have a 49ers fan in the studio. >> now that basketball is over, football fans are gearing up for their favorite time of year. joining us today is 49er guard to look ahead to the season and also tell us what keeps him busy off the field. zane, thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> let's talk a little football real, real quick. >> yes. >> ready for the season? >> ready. yeah, we just finished up otas and minicamp this week and had a good off season and excited for what's to come at the end of july in 5 weeks. >> you're busy off the field because of your foundation. tell me what you raise money for? >> to support the journey of young people to life changing medical experiences. and the big thing we like to do is give kids and their families a chance to get away from their treatments. they are in the hospital 10, 14 every 12, 14 hours a day sometimes and we like to give them a chance to be some kids
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whether that's some tickets to a football game, or coming in and letting them decorate some cupcakes and do arts and crafts and enjoy being a kid for a little while. >> you have been connected to the community here for one season now, this is your second season connected to the community here in the bay area. you were also a bronco so you did some work there and you taught because that's where you grew up? >> i'm a huge believer in giving back to the community. i have been so blessed to be in the position i'm in and there's a lot of people that helped me get here. so i want to pay that forward and do good for what i have been given. >> well, we appreciate that so much. we know the kids appreciate that, as well. >> of course. >> and, of course, now, you can find a lot of information on the website. >> zanes >> thanks for joining us. good luck. >> thank you. still ahead, combining sports and technology, meet the bay area team that's empowering young people with new cutting edge skills.
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but that doesn't mean a career in professional sports is out of reach. sharon chin reports -- this week not everyone can be a star athlete like steph curry or lebron james. that doesn't mean a professional career in sports is out of reach. sharon chin reports this week's jefferson award winners were both college basketball stars and now teaming up to empower a new generation of young people. >> there's the call. >> reporter: high school graduate reinhart is no rookie when it comes to coding and
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analyzing data. thanks to a unique program combining sports and technology. >> i just can't wait to see what the future holds. >> reporter: it's part of the oakland-based nonprofit cofounded last year by anwar mcqueen and alexis musante. it's called technology exposure with access to mentoring or team for short. >> we're on to something really transformational and powerful. >> reporter: they train young people of color to use sportscode, the same specialized software used by most team in the nba, wnba and in professional recognize buy and hockey. -- rugby and hockey. students learn to film games then use sportscode to edit the film clips to track statistics and analyze patterns in the players' and teams' performance. coaches use that information to adjust the game plan. so far, "team" has reached more than 500 students through its free programs and mentor ships. five students are completing their 10 months.
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they are here once a week for two to three hours. >> it's creating a playing field. >> reporter: anwar and alexis help students get ahead of the game in confidence and leadership. >> very understanding and compassionate. they always try to find ways to make it more comfortable for us to learn. >> someone has a plus two, what's that mean? >> it's really empowering to see the kids see the vision, takes us up on it and see their growth. >> reporter: so for training young people in valuable skills that prepare them for professional sports jobs, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to alexis musante and anwar mcqueen. tsarnaev, kpix 5. >> you can nominate your own local hero for a jefferson award online at who are these people?
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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and for the first time, they're kicking it off with a *real cattle e that and mor those of people are gathered for the alameda county state fair on this hot day. and for the first time they are kicking it off with a real cattle drive. we'll have that story and more tonight at 5:00. all right. let's get one more look at the hot temperatures. >> you know, i live close to that cattle drive so i wonder what it's going to spell like when i get home today.
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>> especially when the heat is on! temperatures today 63 to 99. we have heat advisories and warnings in effect saturday through monday because take a look at this triple digits. what concerns me is onat wavsot begins to tax the elderly, children, your plants and pets. all of us actually. 80s above average throughout the bayside. >> if you want relief head to the coast. >> have a great weekend.
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♪ >> quinn: [ breathing heavily ] >> ridge: it's over. you're fine. it's okay. you're okay. >> quinn: i would be dead if it weren't for you. >> ridge: i'm not gonna let anyone hurt you. >> eric: this is unbelievable that this has happened. i haven't thought of sheila carter, not for a minute. i haven't thought of her for years, and now here she is? i have no idea why she's here. and then she shoots at my wife? >> lt. baker: yeah, your wife was really lucky. that bullet could have been the end of her. >> eric: [ sighs ] god, i can't... i can't bear to even imagine that. well, the important thing is


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